Books by F. Haywood Glenn

The Third Novel in
The Legacy Series

The Bowman Legacy is a novel of love, freedom, and war.

 

Lillian Vance is now Lillian Bissett. She and her husband Louis, her friend Althea, and three freed slaves from Gloria Plantation move to Timbuctoo, a small all black town in Burlington County, New Jersey. The town was settled in 1826 by free born blacks, runaway slaves and Quakers. Soon after Lillian and her family settle into their new community, they discover that the town is a stop on the Underground Railroad. The family willingly become in the fight to abolish slavery and the helping runaway slaves find freedom.

 

The Bowman Legacy chronicles the lives of people who bravely survived the atrocities of slavery and subsequently worked hard to help other slaves find freedom. The young men of Timbuctoo eagerly join the army and bravely fight to end slavery. The War will change all of their lives forever.

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The Vance Legacy continues . . .

The three Vance women leave the devastation of Virginia for new life in Philadelphia.  All three courageous women are searching for life after David Vance. While Lillian is blessed to find the first friendship she has ever known and Beth embarks on a promising romance, Rebecca is deluded into thinking that with her light complexion, long hair and green eyes, she can simply stop being a Negro. It is a delusion that will put her life in jeopardy.  

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This is an unforgettable story of a family destroyed by secrets and lies. The story details the consequences that ensue when a thirty-year-old lie comes to light, revealing a dangerous family secret. This is an American story which moves from the bigotry of class separation in old Philadelphia society to the violent dogma of a southern tobacco plantation. The story is woven around a powerful southern family whose tyrannical patriarch refuses to right the wrongs committed during his lifetime or even acknowledge their existence. His death leaves his family a legacy of lies and misdeeds that will eventually tear his family apart.

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This is a collection of stories written over many years. The stories in this book are both historical and contemporary and address some of the social ills of our society. Fourteen wonderful stories that I hope will touch your heart.

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